The Birth Beacon offers Postpartum Doula Care for families in Hickory, Lenoir, Statesville and the surrounding areas.

Why have the support of a postpartum doula?

Imagine having a professional support person walk with you through the early days at home with your little one or ones. Someone who knew the challenges you might face and could help you be prepared and overcome those obstacles. Someone to share your concerns with, who would listen and help you have confidence as you find your parenting style. Someone who has taken the time to get to know you and your family so that they can help you to grow together as a family. Someone reassuring you, encouraging you, providing evidence based information and techniques on ways to care for your newborn. This is what a POSTPARTUM DOULA does.

What facts are there to support the use of a postpartum doula?

Research shows that the benefits of having Postpartum Support are:

  • Lower rates of postpartum mood disorders, including depression

  • Higher breastfeeding success rates

  • Deeper bonds between parent’s and infants

  • More confidence in parenting skills and competence

See more about this in the CAAPA’s Position Paper.

What exactly does a postpartum doula do?

  • Provide non- biased emotional, physical and informative support during the postpartum period

  • Encourage the family to seek care that reflects their values and needs

  • Model and teach effective communication

  • Encourage informed decision making

  • Support the physical and emotional healing of the mother

  • Provide information on care options and resources for the mother and newborn

  • Support and assists with infant feeding

  • Educates the family on newborn care and characteristics

  • Provide support to the new mother’s partner and/ or family

  • Assist with household organization

  • Refers to healthcare professional when support requires clinical assessment, a need for prescription or medical diagnosis.

See the full CAPPA Postpartum Doula Scope of Practice

Who could benefit from a Postpartum doula?

All families! Whether this is your first or fifth baby or you are welcoming your new blessing through adoption, a postpartum doula can come beside you with informational, emotional and physical support as your family makes the wonderful transition to your new life together.
 

What are The Birth Beacon Postpartum Doula Packages?

All packages include:

  • Postpartum planning consultations: one 90 minute session

  • Lending library with resources such as books, DVDs and tools for pregnancy and parenting.

  • Access to The Birth Beacon Facebook group which contain additional resources, information, PDFs, videos and checklist.


Daytime Packages:

  • 4 hours $150: Perfect for working on specific issues like breastfeeding, basic newborn care or household management to get you off to the best start. Can be used in two hour increments or at one time.

  • 20 hours for $600: Ideal for the family who would like a little extra help in the first few weeks. Must be used in at least 4 hour increments.

  • 40 hours for $1,200: A great option for more continuous, weekly care and for families with multiples. Must be used in at least 4 hour increments.


Nighttime Packages:

  • 8 hour package: $280

  • 40 hour package: $1,400


*Multiple packages can be purchased and combined to make a custom package for you and your family.

How can I learn more?

Contact me to schedule a FREE consultation to access your needs and to see how a doula could help you and your growing family.